Keelboat

Star Spring Championship - Early win for Ledbetter and Revkin FULL STORY HERE

Two races were held on Day 3 on Biscayne Bay, in ideal conditions for Star racing at the Western Hemisphere Championship, hosted by Biscayne Bay YC. The wind was again 8-12 knots from the South. Blue skies, warm water and slightly warmer air temperature. Brian Ledbetter and Joshua Revkin have taken the title with one race to go, from John Maccausland and Bruno Prada with Lars Schmidt Grael and Samuel Gonçalves of Brazil in third.
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19 April 2015 17:15 GMT
Multihull

Video of Gunboat foiler capsize

Video of the capsize of Gunboat G4-01 Timbalero III while racing on the final day of Les Voiles de St. Barth.


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19 April 2015 17:08 GMT
Keelboat

Audi Melges 20 US Nationals - Penultimate Day FULL STORY HERE

What started out as doubtful, turned into wonderful for the Audi Melges 20 fleet participating in the 2015 U.S. National Championship held in conjunction with Sperry Charleston Race Week (CRW). Jason Michas on Midnight Blue holds a one point lead after five races completed, ahead of Cesar Gomes Neto, Portobello, with Richard Davies on Section 16 a further point back in third.

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19 April 2015 8:14 GMT
Offshore

Les Voiles de St. Barth - Final Day FULL STORY HERE

Saturday's single race for each of 10 classes sailing at Les Voiles de St. Barth determined overall winners and marked the fourth and final day of the regatta. While teams in six classes had clinched their overall victories (some did not have to sail today's last race but chose to do so anyway), four classes went down to the wire in 15-20 knot winds that were stronger than yesterday's but not as strong as on the first two days of racing.

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Louay Habib
19 April 2015 7:00 GMT
Volvo

Volvo Ocean Race - Team Brunel win In-Port Race FULL STORY HERE

Team Brunel (Bouwe Bekking/NED) won an excruciatingly drawn-out Team Vestas Wind In-Port RaceItajaí in the Volvo Ocean Race on Saturday when a lack of breeze tested the sailors' patience and seamanship to the full. The very hard-earned victory takes the Dutch boat to the top of the in-port race series overall standings on 15 points (see panel above), one point clear of second-placed Abu Dhabi Ocean Racing (Ian Walker/GBR).

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18 April 2015 20:31 GMT
Keelboat

Melges 32 - New leader on day 2 FULL STORY HERE

With six races now complete and one discard in play, the Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series scoreboard in Loano, Italy, is topped by Alessandro Rombelli's STIG. Rombelli thus far appears unstoppable with his seven point lead over European Champion Tomasini Grinover. Overnight leader Roberto Mazzucato on Margherita fell back to third after a set of results that includes two double-digit finish despite the stable breeze of Saturday.

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G New
18 April 2015 18:13 GMT
Offshore

Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta - Rainbow shines FULL STORY HERE

Glorious conditions greeted hundreds of avid sailors taking part on the first day of the Antigua Classics Yacht Regatta, sponsored by Panerai. After two-and-a-half hours of racing, under two minutes separated three magnificent yachts. German Frers, 140ft ketch Rebecca, took line honours, but after time correction, was placed second by just 32 seconds to the J Class Rainbow JH2, re-designed by Dykstra Naval Architects, according to the 1937 Starling Burgess design. The 74' Joel White designed ketch, Dragonera was third in the Spirit of Tradition Class.


Louay Habib
18 April 2015 9:56 GMT
Keelboat

Roberto Mazzucato takes lead in Melges 32 Audi-Tron Sailing Series FULL STORY HERE

Three races were completed at the 2015 Audi-Tron Sailing Series in Loano, Italy, on Friday under light and unstable wind, which produced an unexpected overnight event leader - Roberto Mazzucato's Margherita who has now been in the fleet for almost two years. He now leads by five points from Alessandro Rombelli's STIG featuring Francesco Bruni, now back racing after Luna Rossa's withdrawl from the America's Cup competition.

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G New
18 April 2015 9:45 GMT
Keelboat

Melges 20 US Nationals - Cesar Gomes Neto leads FULL STORY HERE

Opening day at the Audi Melges 20 US National Championship held in conjunction with Sperry Charleston Race Week granted the fleet three nice races with a stab at a fourth. The defending Champion Cesar Gomes Neto on Portobello finished the day top of the leader board and three points clear of Bruce Golison's Midlife Crisis with Jason Michas on Midnight Blue a point further back in third.

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18 April 2015 7:55 GMT